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Lot 116: Ford Cortina 1200 2 Door

Classic, Collectors, Sports and Prestige Cars, Barons (16 July 2012)

Ford launched one of its most important models in 1962, the Cortina (Mk I). The Cortina was an instant sale success and went on to become a household name, particularly in the UK. The Mk I Cortina used a new bodyshell with modern and tasteful styling and came with a choice of either 1200 or 1500 four cylinder engines and in "standard" or "Super" trim. From 1963 a more powerful Cortina GT was also available alongside the standard models. The GT used a tuned (83bhp) version of the 1498cc engine that was used in the Cortina Super. Front disc brakes were standard, automatic transmission optional and there was a choice of two or four door saloon bodies. The Ford Cortina GT proved popular as a "quick" road car and faired well in saloon car racing and rallying events and was, of course the basis of the world-beating Lotus Cortina. Offered here is, what is probably, a unique example of a LHD 1965 Ford Cortina MK1 1200 Two Door Saloon. The car is in exceptional condition having been in the hands of just two owners and covered a mere 87,400km. Finished in the original metallic gold, the car has red interior and is equipped with the front bench seat. The under-bonnet is immaculate and the original suspension tops are as new. A rare opportunity to acquire this unique specimen, which comes complete with the original Belgium log book, which confirms the one previous owner.

Lot Details
Auction Classic, Collectors, Sports and Prestige Cars
Barons, Sandown Park Exhibition Complex-Esher Hall
TypeCar
Lot Number116
Estimate£7850-£8750
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1965
Condition rating
Registration numberFKJ 473C
Mileage-
Chassis numberCN73EA26456
Engine number113E529559
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2